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57900 moving, still..

Darkness moves in alternation with light, dawn shares the day with dusk. Each of the thirty-some works in these combined playlists is a twilight, neither one thing nor another, neither here nor there, always in the process of arriving and yet never managing to get there. …

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Darkness moves in alternation with light, dawn shares the day with dusk. Each of the thirty-some works in these combined playlists is a twilight, neither one thing nor another, neither here nor there, always in the process of arriving and yet never managing to get there. … Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57900 http://nula.cc//57900 29 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57884 forum romanum nula http://nula.cc/

57884 forum romanum.

Like ordinary tourists, we wander the ancient Forum in Rome along with the curious throng during the late afternoon. We stop at the Arch of Constantine, under the sign of lengthening shadows, gradually dimming light, and, inexplicably, the sound of numerous helicopters fluttering overhead. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐

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Like ordinary tourists, we wander the ancient Forum in Rome along with the curious throng during the late afternoon. We stop at the Arch of Constantine, under the sign of lengthening shadows, gradually dimming light, and, inexplicably, the sound of numerous helicopters fluttering overhead. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐 Wed, 10 May 2017 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57884 http://nula.cc//57884 6:49 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57872 lost street nula http://nula.cc/

57872 lost street.

Excuse me, can you please tell me how to find Lost Street?” “I am sorry, but I’m not from around here, and so I do not know where Lost Street is.” “Oh. Well, thank you just the same.” (Ztracena ul., or “Lost Street” can, in fact, be easily found running along the southeastern edge of Horní náměstí, in the Moravian city of Olomouc.) Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐

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Excuse me, can you please tell me how to find Lost Street?” “I am sorry, but I’m not from around here, and so I do not know where Lost Street is.” “Oh. Well, thank you just the same.” (Ztracena ul., or “Lost Street” can, in fact, be easily found running along the southeastern edge of Horní náměstí, in the Moravian city of Olomouc.) Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57872 http://nula.cc//57872 4:27 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57858 besh barmag nula http://nula.cc/

57858 besh barmag.

The steep path up to the rocky outcrop called “The Five Fingers” — Besh Barmag — in the glare of the sun on a hot afternoon is draining. Three old women sit on a set of steps and offer to tell my fortune, but I keep moving; I don’t understand their language. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐

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The steep path up to the rocky outcrop called “The Five Fingers” — Besh Barmag — in the glare of the sun on a hot afternoon is draining. Three old women sit on a set of steps and offer to tell my fortune, but I keep moving; I don’t understand their language. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57858 http://nula.cc//57858 7:20 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57857 black garden nula http://nula.cc/

57857 black garden.

The region called Nagorno-Karabagh takes its name from a Russian word referring to mountains and Turkish and Persian words referring to a black garden. People there light beeswax candles in the churches, which sputter as they burn, and the winter wind whistles through the ancient stone belfries. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐

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The region called Nagorno-Karabagh takes its name from a Russian word referring to mountains and Turkish and Persian words referring to a black garden. People there light beeswax candles in the churches, which sputter as they burn, and the winter wind whistles through the ancient stone belfries. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57857 http://nula.cc//57857 7:11 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57848 gazimağusa nula http://nula.cc/

57848 gazimağusa.

The sight of Gothic mosques is surprising, but historically logical. In the city of Gazimağusa, (the Greek Famagusta), located in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Gothic-style churches from the time of the Crusades have been converted to a new purpose as mosques for the local populace. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐

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The sight of Gothic mosques is surprising, but historically logical. In the city of Gazimağusa, (the Greek Famagusta), located in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Gothic-style churches from the time of the Crusades have been converted to a new purpose as mosques for the local populace. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57848 http://nula.cc//57848 6:33 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57841 shaniwar peth nula http://nula.cc/

57841 shaniwar peth.

The Indian state of Maharashtra is dry and sunny in January, and in its cultural capital, the old city of Pune, we record the street ambience, including motor traffic, passing conversations, and the sound of a sugar cane press producing cane juice for the delectation of passersby. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐

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The Indian state of Maharashtra is dry and sunny in January, and in its cultural capital, the old city of Pune, we record the street ambience, including motor traffic, passing conversations, and the sound of a sugar cane press producing cane juice for the delectation of passersby. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57841 http://nula.cc//57841 7:18 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57840 after marco polo nula http://nula.cc/

57840 after marco polo.

In the old market town of Shaxi, a way-station on the historic Tea Horse Road, which ran from Yunnan to Burma and Tibet, there runs a river. And this river is spanned by a very old bridge over which very likely passed the Italian explorer Marco Polo on his long journey to China. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐

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In the old market town of Shaxi, a way-station on the historic Tea Horse Road, which ran from Yunnan to Burma and Tibet, there runs a river. And this river is spanned by a very old bridge over which very likely passed the Italian explorer Marco Polo on his long journey to China. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57840 http://nula.cc//57840 6:15 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57838 bakhchisaray nula http://nula.cc/

57838 bakhchisaray.

We visit the Crimean Tatar capital in high autumn. Golden poplars, their dewey leaves sparkling in the soft wind, tower like upright pencils, as do the town’s minarets, and also the stolid, turbaned grave stones in the gardens of the Palace of the Tatar Khan. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐

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We visit the Crimean Tatar capital in high autumn. Golden poplars, their dewey leaves sparkling in the soft wind, tower like upright pencils, as do the town’s minarets, and also the stolid, turbaned grave stones in the gardens of the Palace of the Tatar Khan. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐 Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57838 http://nula.cc//57838 6:15 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57837 qobustan nula http://nula.cc/

57837 qobustan.

In the land around Baku, truck tires tear out ruts that pool spontaneously with natural bitumen seeping up from below. Mysterious gasses burble up through mounds of gray mud, and the placid surfaces of dead ponds are disturbed by a constant effervescence. And strewn over the land, a swarm of oil derricks, arrayed like gigantic mosquitoes, are sucking the black blood of the earth.

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In the land around Baku, truck tires tear out ruts that pool spontaneously with natural bitumen seeping up from below. Mysterious gasses burble up through mounds of gray mud, and the placid surfaces of dead ponds are disturbed by a constant effervescence. And strewn over the land, a swarm of oil derricks, arrayed like gigantic mosquitoes, are sucking the black blood of the earth. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57837 http://nula.cc//57837 6:56 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57833 park in göygöl nula http://nula.cc/

57833 park in göygöl.

The park in Göygöl named after Heydər Əliyev sits incongruously across the street from a large European-style Luthern Church — which in the end, is not so surprising, for the town (formerly Helenendorf) was populated during the 19th century by Caucasus Germans, all of whom were deported to Central Asia during World War II. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐

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The park in Göygöl named after Heydər Əliyev sits incongruously across the street from a large European-style Luthern Church — which in the end, is not so surprising, for the town (formerly Helenendorf) was populated during the 19th century by Caucasus Germans, all of whom were deported to Central Asia during World War II. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57833 http://nula.cc//57833 8:07 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57832 along the mekong nula http://nula.cc/

57832 along the mekong.

On the border between Thailand and Laos, the Mekong River bisects the vista horizontally, with a thin crust of dark green vegetation forming the dividing line between brown water and blue sky. In towns along the river, radio music leaks from cheap public address horns, counterpointed by the whistling cicadas of the nearby jungle. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐

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On the border between Thailand and Laos, the Mekong River bisects the vista horizontally, with a thin crust of dark green vegetation forming the dividing line between brown water and blue sky. In towns along the river, radio music leaks from cheap public address horns, counterpointed by the whistling cicadas of the nearby jungle. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐 Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57832 http://nula.cc//57832 8:01 sound, experimental, collage, audio art